Boca Raton Tourism, Florida

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Boca Raton (/ˈboʊkə rəˈtoʊn/; Spanish: [ˈboka raˈton]) is the southernmost city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States, first incorporated on August 2, 1924 as "Bocaratone", and then incorporated as "Boca Raton" in 1925. The 2014 population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau was 91,332. However, approximately 200,000 people with a Boca Raton postal address reside outside its municipal boundaries. Such areas include newer developments such as West Boca Raton. As a business center, the city also experiences significant daytime population increases. It is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. Boca Raton is located 43 miles (69 km) north of Miami. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census. Boca Raton is home to the main campus of Florida Atlantic University and the corporate headquarters of Office Depot and ADT. It is also home to the Evert Tennis Academy, owned by professional tennis player Chris Evert. Town Center Mall, an upscale shopping center in West Boca Raton, is the largest indoor mall in Palm Beach County. Another major attraction to the area is Boca Raton's downtown, known as Mizner Park. Many buildings in the area have a Mediterranean Revival or Spanish Colonial Revival architectural theme, initially inspired by Addison Mizner, a resort architect who heavily influenced the city's early development. Still today, Boca Raton has a strict development code for the size and types of commercial buildings, building signs, and advertisements that may be erected within the city limits. No outdoor car dealerships are allowed in the municipality. Additionally, no billboards are permitted; the city's only billboard was grandfathered in during annexation. The strict development code has led to several major thoroughfares without large signs or advertisements in the traveler's view.

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Facts and Stats for Boca Raton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Boca Raton

    Know the pollution level of Boca Raton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10 (Very Low)
  • Boca Raton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Boca Raton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Boca Raton.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.57 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.43 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 28.57 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.14 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.29 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.29 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.57 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.86 (Moderate)
  • Living in Boca Raton - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Boca Raton is 167.16 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.74 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.82 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.62 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 50 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 86.09 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 37.5 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.26 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 102.01 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Boca Raton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Boca Raton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 34 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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